Pakistani fishermen blow up own boat after India navy chase: Indian defence ministry

By AFP
Published: January 2, 2015
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This handout photograph released by The Indian Ministry of Defence on January 2, 2015, is said to show a burning vessel off the coast of the western Indian state of Gujarat in the Arabian Sea early on January 1, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

This handout photograph released by The Indian Ministry of Defence on January 2, 2015, is said to show a burning vessel off the coast of the western Indian state of Gujarat in the Arabian Sea early on January 1, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday.

All four people on board the vessel from near Karachi are believed to have been killed in the dramatic episode in the Arabian Sea on New Year’s Eve, according to India’s defence ministry.

Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft tried to intercept the boat near the maritime border with Pakistan, around 365 kilometres (225 miles) from the coastal state of Gujarat, following an intelligence tip-off.

“However, the boat increased speed and tried to escape away from the Indian side of maritime boundary. The hot pursuit continued for nearly one hour,” a defence ministry statement added.

Although the boat did eventually stop after warning shots were fired, the four-man crew then hid themselves below deck before setting the boat on fire which triggered a large explosion.

“Due to darkness, bad weather and strong winds, the boat and persons on board could not be saved or recovered. The boat burnt and sank in the same position, in early hours of January 1,” said the statement.

Although the defence ministry would only say that the crew were planning “some illicit transaction”, it also stated that the boat was carrying explosives.

The incident has evoked memories of the 2008 Mumbai attacks when militants managed to sneak into India’s financial capital by sea and then began a 60-hour siege of India’s economic capital that left 166 people dead.

India reacted furiously last month to a Pakistan’s decision to grant bail to the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, although he has since been detained again.

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  • Pashtun
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:04PM

    Does any one believe the Indian version? I personally do not.

    Having murdered our soldiers in cold blood, it now seems they are murdering our civilian fishermen.

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  • a&a
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:04PM

    All evidence sank aswell….!!

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  • Pity
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:08PM

    Chalo, another Indian story to ‘blame’ Pakistan for terrorism, militancy, breathing, existing and so on and so forth. Have Pakistani authorities ever blown up a boat of Indian fishermen??

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  • Speak truth
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:10PM

    Sounds all bull s to me. more likely Indian navy blewup the fishermen boat and fabricated this story. Just like those fake police encounters they do in gujrat.

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  • Anoni
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:12PM

    Sound too fishy.. Things don’t add up .. It look more like murder

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:14PM

    How can we trust this news as this is the Indian Government’s version? Who knows may be the boat was carrying innocent fishermen and Indians blew them up.

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  • SSJ
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:19PM

    As per the pic provided by the indian defence ministry, does this even look like a boat that can evade capture in a high speed chase that lasted ONE HOUR against indian ships and aircrafts? This only reminds me of the times where indian soldiers killed innocent kashmiris to get medals and awards.

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  • Whiskey Khan
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:23PM

    Was it fishes or something more lethal that they were carrying, I believe the Indians!!!!, Nobody blows up their ships because of fishes. !!!! It sounds fishy!!!!

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  • Cynic Waheed
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:28PM

    Blew themselves up or Indian Navy blew them into pieces in another act of projecting bravery!!?

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  • JD
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:29PM

    False flag operation to malign Pakistan!

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  • javaid
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:40PM

    this story cannot be digested. Indian navy must have fired and set them on ablaze and show word this picture. An inquiry should be demanded. Indians mostly lie.

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  • In the name of love (what more)
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:45PM

    More fodder for more mudslinging on each other.

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  • SSJ
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:46PM

    As per the picture released by Indian defence ministry, does this look like a boat that can survive a One Hour hot pursiut against indian ships and aircraft. This reminds me of the fact of indian military killing innocent kashmiris and labelling them as terrorists to get promotions and medals.

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  • ABC
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:47PM

    “The incident has evoked memories of the 2008 Mumbai attacks when militants managed to sneak into India’s financial capital by sea and then began a 60-hour siege of India’s economic capital that left 166 people dead.”

    The Indian government officials themselves are saying that was an inside job, but ET is just like another star news making up stories.

    BTW Shame on Indians for shooting a boat with 4 men inside and then saying it exploded itself. I think Pakistan should not return any of the Indian terrorists entering into Pakistani waters anymore

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  • Pashtun
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:48PM

    I do not believe India.

    Killing defenceless civillians like this has become a hallmark of the Indian Army.

    PM Nawaz, we are waiting for you to ct to defend Pakistanis.

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  • Bilal
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:50PM

    What if they didn’t blow themselves and were killed by Indian forces?This story seems to be a cover up to me.

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  • Pashtun
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:53PM

    Indian press full of news about boat being full of terrorists.

    I think India and their proxies in Afghanistan will go into overdrive to malign Pakistan given the improving relations with America.

    Expect an Indian false flag operation soon that will be blamed on PakistanRecommend

  • Dajjal
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:55PM

    “The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday.”

    Smells fishy…. a lot like the Criminals being killed in “Police Encounters” in Karachi…

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  • haq
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:57PM

    Indian is already spreading news, here pak is involved. Funny part after hour long chase the boat STOPPED AFTER WARNING SHOTS FIRED, andthen set itself alight. N the kind of weaponary theyy are suppposed to be carrying should have blown the boat to bits. And indian reporters already wrote this newspiece showing similarities with 2008 incident. The whole atempt to build connection and nbring 2008 in spotlight again. Indian attempt to bring attention to lakhvi.
    Is pakistan in a position or actually interested in creating such ripples.

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  • Poppu
    Jan 2, 2015 - 5:57PM

    Most probably Indians shot and destroyed the boat. It’s a shame that this newspaper just follows whatever propaganda the Indians say.

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  • Candid1
    Jan 2, 2015 - 6:01PM

    This is an unacceptable attack by India. Yesterday their Defense minister threatened Pakistan with collateral damage, and today they have attacked and killed poor innocent fishermen. Indian barbarism knows no bounds, and Pakistan must now retaliate and Make the indians pay just as it making its agents the Taliban pay.

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  • American
    Jan 2, 2015 - 6:04PM

    After the Mumbai massacre, India sent up specialized satellites and set up a surveillance system — each and every vessel and floating craft that leaves Pakistani shores is tagged and tracked by Satellite at a Command Center near Delhi….just like an Aircraft Traffic Control Center….
    Vigilance is the price of Security.

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  • Rana
    Jan 2, 2015 - 6:28PM

    inidan navy destroyed the ship out of fear, this story is just cover up.
    and salute to pak news papers they realy do get paid by someone else.

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  • Rashid
    Jan 2, 2015 - 6:29PM

    No proof. No incriminating evidence. Just speculation.

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  • Rashid
    Jan 2, 2015 - 7:32PM

    @American
    Will you please tell the readers about the technology behind the tagging of all “floating craft that leaves Pakistani shores”. It can’t be like an air traffic control system as airliners are equipped with transponders that communicate with ATC. Not all shipping vessels are required to have automatic identification system (AIS). In the absence of AIS, I don’t know how a satellite can “tag” a vessel and then track it.

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  • gm
    Jan 2, 2015 - 7:37PM

    Why not ask the Americans to verify the
    tracking of the fishing boat? And then
    share that with the public?

    Evidence is more important than idle speculation.

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  • Dr. A.K.Tewari
    Jan 2, 2015 - 8:05PM

    Both countries should develop a mutually agreed machanism to respect their sea border so that poor fisherman of both sides could not cross the border unknowingly .

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  • Jan 2, 2015 - 9:02PM

    There is Amit Shah, president of BJP, right hand man of Modi.
    Out on bail, for killing Muslims, and inciting ethnic riots violence
    against Muslims. Why is the murderer of Muslims given bail?
    The man culpable in the genocide of 2000 Muslims in Gujrat is
    walking free!! OR out on bail.. Rest assured the courts will find
    him not guilty. Guaranteed.

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  • oBSERVER
    Jan 2, 2015 - 9:07PM

    Let us see how the dummy Defence Minister Khawaja responds. He can woffle within the safety of Parliament premesis. He is a coward.

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  • Masood Ahmed
    Jan 2, 2015 - 9:16PM

    Great Story.. Just smacked like “Bond Action”..
    Fishing dingy chase by Coast Guard Cutter which has speed of 30 plus knots, Surveillance Aircraft keeping the tab on Fishing Dingy…
    Sure the bodies could not be recovered, but milk cartoons, biscuits & Chalia of Pak brand would be recovered & Indian Media would have ” A ball of time” bashing Pakistan.

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  • Swapnil
    Jan 2, 2015 - 10:09PM

    If they were not terrorist why they started running, They must stop when ICG personnel were stopping they would have been inspected and released like many Pakistani fisherman released on regular basis by Indian Navy or by Indian Cost Guards.

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  • MSS
    Jan 2, 2015 - 10:30PM

    @Rashid, you do not need transponders to detect boats. The area is small and the crafts respond to RADAR. Transponders are fitted to channel the communications. All communication sattelites have them.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 2, 2015 - 11:14PM

    ………and the truth WILL NEVER BE KNOWN.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 2, 2015 - 11:22PM

    @American: This was a small fishing craft ( four men only ) and certainly not fitted with an automatic identification system (AIS) ……these crafts have, at best, a magnetic compass to navigate with.

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  • Jan 2, 2015 - 11:54PM

    Indian news papers do not say anything like one hour chase. though more pics,while interpreting the boat is shown .. Indian Coast Guards definitely wanted to intercept the Pakistani boat in Indian waters to capture and interrogate to collect information why the boat was trying to flee instead of obeying orders to stop. What purpose will be served just to destroy a fishing boat.Logic does not support comments of destruction by Indian Coast guards. Definitely the boat was laden with explosives.

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  • American
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:01AM

    @Parvez:
    You need an AIS to “tell who it is”. This is for protection of the Aircraft/Ship/…
    You don’t need any AIS for radar to detect that it is there.
    If you throw a stone, it will show up on radar.
    Indians are buying from USA and Israel, gun locating radars…that work by tracking the projectile shell and calculate location of the gun that is 20-50 kms away.
    The shell has no AIS..and no Transponders….its just a dumb object in flight.

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  • ABK
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:12AM

    All i can see is a burning wooden boat, no proof that its Pakistani, carrying Pakistanis or explosives, as usual a cooked up story like Mumbai attack. Pakistan Army captured Indian and Israeli weapons in swat and FATA, killed uncircumcised terrorists looking like gurkhas, killed terrorists with satanic tattoos during Peshawar air port attack, traced terrorists and baloch insurgents calls to Indian consulates in Afghanistan, but never blamed India, USA or Israel for promoting terrorism in Pakistan. I think its high time now, ISI should wake up and prove that its the best Intelligence agency of the world.

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  • jay
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:26AM

    More than half the Pakistani comment , are talking the same things that they say after every terror incidence that connects Pakistan ! National narrative deny, blame or lie ! pick ur choice,

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  • Waqar
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:28AM

    I don’t Believe the Indian Version The Pakistani Fisherman Must Have been Deliberately Killed by Indian Navy

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  • Jan 3, 2015 - 1:58AM

    India loosing ground in Afghanistan We Pakistan should be ready for war 24/7 you never know India really dragging us in war

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  • David Salmon
    Jan 3, 2015 - 2:37AM

    Applying Occam’s Razor to the few details, I would guess it most likely that the ship’s engine, laboring hard, sprang a fuel leak, which led to the fire and explosion. Why would fishermen try to escape in the darkness? To avoid incarceration for months until repatriated, and to avoid loss of their boat, which aren’t returned to the fishermen by either country afaik. Why did they go below? To avoid being shot at and/or to fight the fire. Complex explanations like a terrorist attack are unnecessary and lack persuasive evidence, imho. We shall see.

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  • truth
    Jan 3, 2015 - 2:47AM

    This on going operation by Lakhvi from Prison. A number of feedayeens have already landed.,
    by transferring in India fishing vessels
    There were two boat . The second escaped to Pakistani waters in time and Indians stopped pursuing it..
    However it was being tracked by satellite.

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  • Agha
    Jan 3, 2015 - 4:10AM

    @JD:
    Very much a false flag operation, they can fire a incendiary round and set anything on fire. Cant believe unless it comes from an independent source. Nice try.

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  • ajeet
    Jan 3, 2015 - 4:14AM

    Deep state is playing a dangerous game if it thinks India would be like the Hindus in its country whose women can be kidnapped and converted.

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  • Dharun
    Jan 3, 2015 - 5:02AM

    @Candid1:

    Nonsense. Why did not Pakistan released the deal fishermen names?

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  • jock
    Jan 3, 2015 - 5:33AM

    This is the beginning of something lamentable. The poorest of the poor ( ie fishermen) will now die on both sides. Just y’all wait.

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  • Sunil
    Jan 3, 2015 - 6:43AM

    Your days are numbered, like it or not. Deny everything, including the existence of Bin Ladin in your country the US found him and killed him. We all know the truth and your time is up. We will do what needs to be done to protect us and if that means the destruction of Pakistan so be it. Publish this or not I do not care, you are unable to face the truth.

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  • Abdul Malik
    Jan 3, 2015 - 6:50AM

    @Pashtun:
    Yeah and OBL was found in Vasant Valley.Recommend

  • Abdul Malik
    Jan 3, 2015 - 6:51AM

    @Rashid:
    @Pity:
    Right just like Osama not in Pakistan story.Recommend

  • Abdul Malik
    Jan 3, 2015 - 6:53AM

    @haq:
    Yeah lies by India just like Osama and Dawood not in Pakistan.

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  • Siddhi
    Jan 3, 2015 - 7:03AM

    A small boat like that, what was it doing International waters? Were they planning to catch a whale? Fishermen are usually people who are handed over if proven innocent by India, by Pakistan, even Sri Lanka releases them. Well they had explosives for sure, for the fire is within the boat. I am sure if they were fishernen, they would have surrendered and not bombed themselves like in countless previous occasions.

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  • wb
    Jan 3, 2015 - 8:59AM

    Here’s my question to Pakistanis:

    If India blew up innocent fishermen from Pakistan, then why hasn’t your Home Office summoned Indian ambassador to your office in Islamabad and protested?

    Doesn’t Pakistani government value your fishermen’s life?

    Why there has not been any protest, official statement from Nawaz Sharif government even after almost 24 hours of the incident.

    If Indian fishermen were blown up by Pakistan, India would have been turned it into a serious international incidence. We would have informed multiple international forums, we would have made your ambassador in New Delhi to sit down in Rajnath Singh’s office and hear a mouthful.

    We care about our people.

    So, here’s the question Pakistanis must ask your own government: Why are you silent?

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  • wb
    Jan 3, 2015 - 9:47AM

    @David Salmon:

    “Applying Occam’s Razor to the few details, I would guess it most likely that the ship’s engine, laboring hard, sprang a fuel leak, which led to the fire and explosion. Why would fishermen try to escape in the darkness? To avoid incarceration for months until repatriated, and to avoid loss of their boat, which aren’t returned to the fishermen by either country afaik. Why did they go below? To avoid being shot at and/or to fight the fire. Complex explanations like a terrorist attack are unnecessary and lack persuasive evidence, imho. We shall see.”

    Fantastic, exactly fantastic. So, a fisherman would rather die than get arrested. Wait a minute!

    Let me improve upon my statement. Applying your Occam’s Razor theory, FOUR fishermen killed themselves instead of getting arrested.

    Also, applying your great brain, isn’t it an extraordinary coincidence that the boat which was being intercepted had an oil leak?

    Wait a minute! What about the radiio conversation that our intelligence officials overheard about dumping a package at Porbandar?

    Does your Occam’s razor explain that?

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  • Ratnesh
    Jan 3, 2015 - 9:52AM

    Wonder why Pakistani fishermen go fishing with explosives?

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  • Another Pakistani
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:24AM

    This Indian story is nothing but an attempt to divert attention from BSF killing Pakistani soldiers on the border.

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  • Another Pakistani
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:31AM

    @Abdul Malik:
    Did you see OBL’s dead body?

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  • Milind
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:33AM

    @Pashtun – “Does any one believe the Indian version? I personally do not.”

    Ok… we’ll believe the Pakistani version which would be as authentic as your “OBL not in Pakistan” denial…

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  • Agnostic_Indian
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:46AM

    Another Mumbai-style attack was averted. No wonder that cross-border firing also started at about the same time as a diversion. In a way, I am hoping that another such event happens so other we can settle this once and for all.

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  • Patriotic Pakistani
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:47AM

    I think India is getting jittery because Pakistan is formulating strategy to eliminate India’s ‘strategic’ assets’ which carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan.

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  • Divyaa Rohatgi
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:48AM

    @Pashtun: Citizen Ajmal Kasab, Bhaijaan?!
    You are a really deluded person.
    The CEO of PakPropaganda Inc, likely.

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  • Divyaa Rohatgi
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:57AM

    @Rashid:
    India has a network of micro remote sensing satellites focused on The Moth-Eaten Most Holy Nation. We are getting to know you better … a lot better. Bhaijaan. Just let RAW know, when you need inputs on controlling the ‘Bad Taliban’. Jai Hind!

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  • wb
    Jan 3, 2015 - 10:59AM

    @Another Pakistani:

    “This Indian story is nothing but an attempt to divert attention from BSF killing Pakistani soldiers on the border.”

    Why should India divert attention? India is quite content with the response we gave for killing our one BSF.

    Four for one should be the rule from now onwards. You kill one of us, we’ll kill four of you.

    Sorry, I have no love for Pakistanis, all love exploded on 26/11.

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  • Gurion
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:07AM

    @Pashtun:

    Having murdered our soldiers in cold
    blood, it now seems they are murdering
    our civilian fishermen.

    If you are so much in love with your soldiers, then why did Pakistan disown their bodies during Kargil war?!

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  • Wajih ud Din
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:11AM

    Well done India,
    I am from Pakistan. You are really doing a very good job. Pakistan sponsors terrorism and needs punishment. Pakistan kills its own people by creating Taliban, by harboring militants from all across the world.
    Pakistan kidnaps its own people by simply displacing them without any trial any court.
    Regards to India,
    Good Luck

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  • Pakistani reader
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:29AM

    @Ratnesh:
    Maybe Indian Navy was trying to test its weapon system.

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  • Samia
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:31AM

    @Divyaa Rohatgi:

    Behna, did you allow Pakistan to question Kasab? Nahi na, Then how can we believe your story? Don’t act like typical Indian propaganda machine.

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  • Prashanth
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:39AM

    I am an Indian. Consider these points:
    1. “Fishermen” carrying kilos of explosives on their boat…. sounds insane!
    2. “Whether explosives believed to be on board the fishing boat were intended for use in a possible attack…” Are you kidding? Explosives are used for attacking humans not fishes!!
    3. Indian media is alleging that a terror threat was imminent. Why not??? Do you think, in the midnight, the Pakistani men on a boat carrying explosives were planning to celebrate the New year in India??? Why are you blaming Indian media for reaching a logical conclusion?

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  • Samia
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:44AM

    @wb:
    We know how inefficient Indian Navy is and its inefficiency was proved in the MV Suez debacle. Who knows maybe the Indian Navy set ablaze an empty boat and claimed that it carried Pakistani fishermen. India will never allow Pakistan to investigate because india will never want the true facts to come out in the open. Blaming Pakistan has always been India’s favorite hobby. This boat story is nothing but a tactic to divert attention from the BSF killing of Pakistani soldiers at the border. India is getting nervous because Pakistan is going to formulate a strategy which will drive away elements that carry out activities in Pakistan with India’s support.

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  • Rumormonger
    Jan 3, 2015 - 11:52AM

    Bollywood fables!

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  • Fritjof Lahti
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:10PM

    Osama Bin Laden is not in Pakistan!!!! Mullah Omar?!!! Who is that? Ayman al- Zawahiri?!!! Never heard of him!!!! Terrorism? Jews and the Hindus!!!*!@!!! Dawood Ibrahim in Karachi!?!! Check with India – he is an Indian national!

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  • Samia
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:48PM

    @Prashanth:

    Do you think we are foolish to believe India’s concocted story? India has several boats of Pakistani fishermen in its custody and Indian Navy might have had blown up one of them. Where are the dead bodies? Why did it take the Indian Navy more than an hour to chase the small boat? Why don’t you try asking these logical questions to Indian authorities?

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  • Samia
    Jan 3, 2015 - 12:50PM

    @Wajih ud Din:
    Nice try for an Indian to act like a Pakistani. But better luck next time.

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  • wb
    Jan 3, 2015 - 1:54PM

    @Rumormonger:

    “Bollywood fables!”

    Honestly I wish Bollywood told fables. But, Bollywood is just pure crap. They can’t come up with a plot this good and realistic.Recommend

  • Mozart
    Jan 3, 2015 - 2:03PM

    Nice try India, it seems that you don’t want Pakistan to eliminate the Taliban. First the unprovoked border skirmishes and now this, while Pakistan and rest of the world are focused on operation against Taliban you seem to be bent on creating nuisance. At least concoct a believable story, this one seems like a joke. Showing the picture of a burning boat, wow, so convenient!

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  • Pity
    Jan 3, 2015 - 3:38PM

    To all the Indians, Read this
    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/little-evidence-of-terror-link-may-have-been-petty-smugglers/

    Indian newspaper has indicated that the ‘terrorist’ boat was actually carrying liqour and diesel smugglers. Lol, If only Indian Defense Ministry had the guts to do proper research before blaming Pakistan…

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  • Patriotic Pakistani
    Jan 3, 2015 - 3:42PM

    Indians Please ask your coast guard to do proper research before blaming Pakistan.

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  • Jan 4, 2015 - 1:35AM

    @ABC:
    you should go physically and tell Pakistan govt

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  • Ausaf
    Jan 4, 2015 - 1:45AM

    A sane Indian voice – check other links embedded within.
    http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2015/01/03/mystery-of-the-pak-fishing-boat/

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  • sameer
    Jan 4, 2015 - 2:05AM

    Many of the Indians like me do not understand why normal public of Pakistan blames India for everything. Be it cross border firings, mumbai attack, peshawar attack or now this boat issue. First thing, we are not coward that we will do anything in ambush. Secondly we will not kill any innocent person intentionally even the person is from Pakistan. Ask your fellow Pakistanis who have ever got a chance to visit India, a, sure they would have received a warm welcome. Of course there are politicians on each side who invoke general public to ensure their vote banks. But as an Indian I truly believe that any of us have true hatred for Pakistanis. Its just spur of an event after which few vent their ire on social media, but in general we do not hate Pakistanis.

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  • Nasim Khan
    Jan 4, 2015 - 10:53AM

    LOL………Terrorist gone at the bottom of sea to meet Bin Laden

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  • arun sharma
    Jan 4, 2015 - 1:50PM

    once bitten twice shy. any illegal boat coming into territorial waters of india from napak pakistan must be blown off. who knows what kind of snakes they are carrying.

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  • Jayjen
    Jan 4, 2015 - 9:56PM

    Pakistan still not changing.. Indian army wanted to catch the boat for more information.. but the terrorists blew themselves.. Instead of learning lessons and changing from the recent School incident Pakistan is still trying to put false stories and color their ignorance..

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  • Priyadarshi Dutta
    Jan 6, 2015 - 1:16PM

    Pakistani and Indian fishermen get regularly arrested by authorities for mistakenly straying into each others waters. They often end up in each others jails. Arrested prisoners are regularly swapped also. But when did India kill Pakistan fishermen, or which Pakistani fishermen blew themselves up when caught by Indian authorities? Has any Pakistani fishermen’s family come forward to claim that their family members have been killed in the recent incident. Rest assured they will never come forward. Interestingly the issue is hot in India, whereas in Pakistan it has been quietly taken off the media. Pursuing it would have only opened up can of worms.

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